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Alaska drilling rig refloated, being towed

A Royal Dutch Shell oil drilling barge that ran aground last week off southern Alaska is being towed with no sign that it's leaking fuel, an incident response team reported Monday.

Chuck Hagel's views on war forged by Vietnam experience

Badly burned after his armored personnel carrier hit a land mine in Vietnam, Chuck Hagel sat in a medical evacuation helicopter thinking of the horrors he had experienced during combat.

Prosecutors set to unveil evidence in Colorado theater shooting

Twelve people walked into a Colorado movie theater late one July night, expecting to enjoy a special midnight screening of the Batman film, "The Dark Knight Rises." They didn't walk out.

Overheard: The things Jennifer Lawrence could do with a bow and arrow

Jennifer Lawrence's "Hunger Games" training hasn't gone to waste.

Megadeth's Mustaine rips Men's Warehouse

The infamously irascible Dave Mustaine launched an online rant against an unlikely business: Men's Warehouse.

House approves scaled-back Sandy aid bill, Senate to weigh in

The U.S. House on Friday approved a $9.7 billion Superstorm Sandy aid package following delays over fiscal cliff bickering, federal warnings of dwindling funds and swirling controversy over millions of dollars for unrelated projects.

Crapo pleads guilty to DUI charge

Sen. Michael Crapo, arrested in December for driving drunk in Virginia, pleaded guilty Friday to the charges, which came with a $250 fine and a year-long suspension of his driver's license.

Medical helicopter crashes kill 3, hurt 4 and prompt more scrutiny

Two medical helicopter crashes in eight hours on Wednesday are again drawing attention to the dangers of aircraft that are intended to save lives.

Social media casts spotlight on Ohio rape case

The videos, pictures and tweets are chilling. A picture of a girl dangling limply from the arms of two young men. Other boys, laughingly saying the girl had to be dead because she didn't flinch as her body was violated.

Heavy snow hampers efforts to reopen portions of west Texas interstate

Blizzard conditions hampered efforts early Friday to reopen large sections of Interstate 10 in west Texas that were closed following crashes.